Welcome to my daily painting blog.

I create one new small work every few days. Most are done from life and reflect pleasant childhood memories of Michigan's rural beauty.
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Wednesday, October 24

Laynie; a work in progress

oil on masonite panel , personal collection

This is one in a series of experimental child portraits. I plan to write an accrostic poem that typifies this intelligent and gentle spirited girl. The words will be painted in a vertical format along the left side of the painting. This is why you see so much open space there. Please be patient. I am working toward teacher certification at UMD and have little time to paint during the school year. Most of the commission work that I do is completed during the summer months.